is one of the Balearic Islands
Catalan official name, Islas Baleares
in Spanish) located in the Mediterranean Sea
, and belonging to Spain
. With Formentera
, it is one of the two Illes PitiŁses
. Major cities are Ibiza Town
and San Antonio
Its official Catalan name is Eivissa; Ibiza is the Spanish (Castilian) name, now less used in Spain itself, though still dominant among speakers of English.
The island was conquered by James I of Aragon in 1235.
Ibiza is a very popular tourist destination, especially due to its legendary riotous nightlife (mainly in Ibiza Town, the island's capital on the eastern shore).
Eivissa, Cala de sa Galera, with the Puig Nunů in the background